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A380 Over Zurich Today. (20.03.06)

Mon Mar 20, 2006 8:59 pm

Right place at the right time. Walking the dogs on a beautiful clear day and carrying my binoculars so as to spot birds, I noticed something big and white flying slowly. To the naked eye it looked curiously familiar and with the binoculars there was no doubt: an A380.

11.56am. It was flying north or maybe a little north-east. Perhaps on its way to Hamburg? It was all-white so which one was it?

So that's my first view of an A380. And rather splendid it was too!

Anyone else see it?
 
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RE: A380 Over Zurich Today. (20.03.06)

Mon Mar 20, 2006 9:04 pm

Plenty of A380 sightings  Smile I think I just saw one take off in LIS on hour ago. But I may be mistaken.
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RE: A380 Over Zurich Today. (20.03.06)

Mon Mar 20, 2006 9:12 pm

I hope one of them will make it to ZRH soon and doesn't only fly "over" it ...
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RE: A380 Over Zurich Today. (20.03.06)

Mon Mar 20, 2006 9:25 pm

Yes, over MUC as well!
They're invading us!  Smile

Quoting BuyantUkhaa (Reply 1):
Plenty of A380 sightings Smile I think I just saw one take off in LIS on hour ago. But I may be mistaken.
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RE: A380 Over Zurich Today. (20.03.06)

Mon Mar 20, 2006 10:17 pm

Quoting MBJ2000 (Reply 3):
Yes, over MUC as well!

Are joking or are you sure? I did see an aircraft that looked like it flying over Munich at about 12:20, but I could not stop my car and I was not sure.
 
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RE: A380 Over Zurich Today. (20.03.06)

Mon Mar 20, 2006 11:23 pm

How high was it? Cruising altitude or low fly-over?

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RE: A380 Over Zurich Today. (20.03.06)

Tue Mar 21, 2006 12:17 am

Quoting Jorge1812 (Reply 5):
How high was it? Cruising altitude or low fly-over?

As it might have been headed to HAM it probably had cruising altitude over ZRH. Being located in Zurich myself, I am so unlucky not to have seen the big whale this morning  Sad
What amazes me more is that the A380 was spotted in LIS. I wonder if that was the same plane...
 
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RE: A380 Over Zurich Today. (20.03.06)

Tue Mar 21, 2006 12:48 am

Quoting Magic48 (Reply 6):
What amazes me more is that the A380 was spotted in LIS. I wonder if that was the same plane...

Not unless it went very hypersonic. I spotted "it" (or whatever else it was that I saw) about 5 minutes before the A380 was spotted in ZRH.
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RE: A380 Over Zurich Today. (20.03.06)

Tue Mar 21, 2006 1:06 am

Cant wait until one of these birds actually lands in ZRH...
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RE: A380 Over Zurich Today. (20.03.06)

Tue Mar 21, 2006 1:10 am

Quoting PM (Thread starter):
Right place at the right time.

Unfortunately I was at the wrong place at the wrong time....  Wink
 
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RE: A380 Over Zurich Today. (20.03.06)

Tue Mar 21, 2006 3:43 am

it was seen everywhere!
the 04 was to go to OBF/Germany
 
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RE: A380 Over Zurich Today. (20.03.06)

Tue Mar 21, 2006 6:12 am

Quoting Jbond (Reply 10):
the 04 was to go to OBF/Germany

Are you 100% sure about that ? Testing with the DLR ?
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RE: A380 Over Zurich Today. (20.03.06)

Tue Mar 21, 2006 7:59 am

Yes, it was on the way to Oberpfaffenhofen near Munich.

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RE: A380 Over Zurich Today. (20.03.06)

Tue Mar 21, 2006 8:59 am

I think i just saw the entire A380 fleet take off from Wangaratta airport, and do formation barrel rolls followed by 'buzzing' the tower!!!!!!!!

Unfortunatly i didn't have my camera, so no evidence.

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RE: A380 Over Zurich Today. (20.03.06)

Tue Mar 21, 2006 10:45 am

I must have just taken off in the CO flight to EWR.
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RE: A380 Over Zurich Today. (20.03.06)

Thu Mar 23, 2006 6:42 pm

The A-380 is just on the way to Basel ex Toulouse right now. Estimated arrival time is currently 11:13. It will be F-WWDD and will at least do a touch-and-go.

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RE: A380 Over Zurich Today. (20.03.06)

Thu Mar 23, 2006 7:26 pm

RJ100, any chance to have some pictures ?

[Edited 2006-03-23 11:27:59]
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RE: A380 Over Zurich Today. (20.03.06)

Thu Mar 23, 2006 7:27 pm

RJ100, any chance to have some pictures ?
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RE: A380 Over Zurich Today. (20.03.06)

Thu Mar 23, 2006 7:30 pm

Quoting RJ100 (Reply 15):
The A-380 is just on the way to Basel ex Toulouse right now. Estimated arrival time is currently 11:13. It will be F-WWDD and will at least do a touch-and-go.

What?????!!!!!! Now its 11:30... I am near BSL airport, it is already gone???
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RE: A380 Over Zurich Today. (20.03.06)

Thu Mar 23, 2006 7:34 pm

Estimated arrival time is now 11:42 so hurry up dear HB-DAN!  Smile Big grin

It seems someone from eapforum is there to make some pictures. I'll post a link if some pics will be available.

It is unclear yet but it's possible that they will do a full stop.

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RE: A380 Over Zurich Today. (20.03.06)

Thu Mar 23, 2006 7:58 pm

 Sad No touch and go... They made only a low pass at 11:52 local time.
Anyway was great to see it for the first time!!!

Why was it foggy today.... WHYYYYYYYYYYYY???!!!
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RE: A380 Over Zurich Today. (20.03.06)

Thu Mar 23, 2006 9:15 pm

Damn, I couldn't see a thing  Sad Big grin
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RE: A380 Over Zurich Today. (20.03.06)

Thu Mar 23, 2006 9:16 pm

Quoting RJ100 (Reply 21):
Damn, I couldn't see a thing Sad Big grin

Rumour is an AN225 swooped down and swallowed the A380 whole  Silly  duck 
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RE: A380 Over Zurich Today. (20.03.06)

Thu Mar 23, 2006 9:22 pm

It came from the north and was easy to see until the place where ASA stands still (for those less familiar still on the french side), after that it entered a big cloud.... Such a pity it didn't touch and go!

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RE: A380 Over Zurich Today. (20.03.06)

Thu Mar 23, 2006 9:29 pm

Pictures can be found here:

http://www.eapforum.ch/showthread.php?t=1848

Note the photographers remark! He obviously listened to air traffic control.

Tower: On a pas vu grand chose ("we couldn't see much")

A-380: Désolé ("Sorry")

 Big grin

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